Professional Exterior Cleaning Service in Albany, NY and the Capital Region!
The cost of a professional roof cleaning is just a small fraction of the cost of roof replacement, and can buy you years of extended life on your roof! Don't rush into replacement or let a roofer tell you it's the only solution - save THOUSANDS with a manufacturer approved soft wash treatment and work the replacement into the budget when you really need it - about a decade down the road!
The 'dark streaks & discoloration' that we often refer to is a growth known as gloeocapsa magma. It is a photosynthetic cyanobacteria consisting of a small group of algae spores, and is often referred to as algae. This organic growth feeds on the limestone filler in asphalt shingle roofs, creating an ideal environment for lichen and moss. It also blackens the roof shingles, holds moisture, and is known to survive harsh climates and conditions. If your roof looks like the one above, then contact us today for a free estimate for a soft roof wash!
Lichen is a slow-growing, low profile plant that forms a thin, leafy crust on rocks, trees, and other surfaces. As you may have guessed by now, this includes your roof! Aside from being unsightly on a clay, tile, or metal roof, lichen can cause more significant damages when allowed to heavily infest an asphalt shingle roof. This growth will loosen shingle granules and accelerate the deterioration of the roof by exposing the asphalt beneath. It also holds moisture against the surface and should be professionally removed in order to protect your roof.
Roof moss can be highly localized and usually grows on the shady and damp areas of the roof. Roof moss begins as a dusting of green along the edges of the shingles that's usually only visible from a low angle. Left unattended, this moss can spread across the surface to become wide, thick, and mat-like. Roof moss will begin to root into the shingle, and holds even more moisture against the roof.
'Algae', Lichen, and Moss growth is not only unsightly to many, but it is feeding on your roof and should be professionally removed.
Our soft wash process is the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer Approved cleaning method for removing organics from asphalt shingles. This process is fully adjustable and applicable to a wide variety of other roofing materials. Our blend of chemicals and surfactants is adjusted to an appropriate concentration for the job at hand and applied to the affected roof areas with low pressure. If the growth is heavy, loose material may be blown off lightly to help the treatment process take effect. Dark streaks and discoloration will vanish immediately, while heavier growth twill be allowed to weather away naturally. Material that remains attached to the roof will not be forced off with agitation or pressure, however we guarantee the initial cleaning and will apply additional treatments if needed at no additional cost.
Our roof cleaning solution is designed to rid your roof of organic growth in order to restore the aesthetic and extend its lifespan. It is not recommended to attempt a DIY roof cleaning, and your roof cleaning contractor should be selected with care. Chemical overspray and run-off can cause a variety of plant and property damage if it isn't handled with care. The Peak Power team evaluates each job for any potential issues that could arise, and takes a variety of preventive measures in order to prevent them. Surrounding plants and landscaping are continually wet throughout the process, tarps and cloths are available as needed, buckets and bags are used when necessary to collect heavy run-off. Any windows, shutters, siding, trim, decks, patios, etc. are also wet, rinsed, or covered as needed.
We stand behind our commitment to quality in a number of ways - We're committed to continually educating ourselves on the safest and most effective methods of cleaning your roof, home, and exterior surfaces; We're committed to achieving the best results possible while providing superior customer service; We stand behind our work in every aspect - especially when the occasional yet inevitable issue arises. We don't put our mistakes on our customers, we own them and do whatever it takes to make them right. Our ultimate goal is the satisfaction of our customers by way of managed expectations, and a professional approach that surpasses those expectations whenever possible. We're committed to providing the best customer experience we can, and then make it better!